Bottom Line Up Front Authoritarian leaders have used the coronavirus as an opportunity to further consolidate power and crush dissent. Countries including Turkey, Hungary, Israel, and the Philippines have all seen political leaders using the coronavirus as a way to promote their own governments while discrediting opposition figures and ...

  Bottom Line Up Front The Central European University, a well-respected academic institution established at the end of the Cold War, is being forced to leave Hungary. The move follows two years of growing illiberalism under Viktor Orban’s autocratic government. The Orban government harangued the school’s founder, George Soros, in ...